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Patrick Sharp thinks Patrick Kane has “a good head on his shoulders”

May 31, 2012, 3:53 PM EDT

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Patrick Sharp isn’t worried about Patrick Kane.

In the wake of yet another Kane-related PR predicament for the Blackhawks – this one involving a well-documented day of partying at the University of Wisconsin – Sharp said it’s no picnic being a star like his friend and teammate.

“He lives a pretty famous lifestyle. Everyone can recognize him wherever he goes and he’s in the public eye quite a bit,” Sharp told the Chicago Sun-Times.

“Every time he’s out in public people want to meet him and take pictures and film him. It’s a different way to kind of live your life. But for the amount of success that he’s had at such a young age, he’s handled it pretty good.

“He’s a kid with a good head on his shoulders and I’m not worried about him at all.”

We’re not sure about “handled it pretty good,” but Sharp isn’t wrong about life for Kane in the public eye. Fame can be great at times, but it’s a curse, too.

Take it from a celebrity blogger.

Can’t even walk down the street.

Related: Source says ‘Hawks suggested Kane seek help

  1. killerpgh - May 31, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    Of course that’s what his party buddy is gonna say. Wasn’t Sharp “busted” with Kane and another teammate in the limo partying with some chicks in Vancouver?

    • esracerx46 - May 31, 2012 at 4:57 PM

      that was john madden

  2. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - May 31, 2012 at 4:21 PM


    This story needs to go away. There’s no point in killing a dead horse.

  3. buffalomafia - May 31, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    Leave him alone! He is a young kid having fun! I can see if it was during the season.

  4. nicknyhc - May 31, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    The guy likes to go out and party, so what? Leave the kid alone. NHL players are very well behaved in comparison to other pro athletes. If this is the worst thing hockey players are doing that’s a good thing. When was the last time an NHL player was arrested on a weapons charge or for drug posession? When was the last time an NHL player was accused of rape? I cant think of any incidents like that. Stop breaking the guy’s balls for drinking.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - May 31, 2012 at 11:08 PM

      nick: I don’t begrudge Kane having fun, though I really hope he did not really abuse a woman, and I’m sure his employers hope he learns how to be more discreet as he grows up. But you asked “When was the last time an NHL player was arrested … for drug possession?” Coincidentally, on Wednesday, former Buffalo Sabre and Rochester American Sean McMorrow was given two years in a federal prison for running a pot smuggling ring from Canada to the US. Now I personally think pot should be legal, regulated and taxed, and that Sean should be freed, but you asked so there’s the answer.

      • howiehandles - May 31, 2012 at 11:57 PM

        True, but NFL players are arrested on an almost daily basis, with NBA guys almost weekly. That being said, I’m torn on the Kane thing. One the one hand, if I was his age with all his fame and money, I’d be having a lot of fun too. I do believe he gets far too much attention, as I could care less if he’s hitting the bars. However, if he’s hitting women, I’ve got an issue with that. As a celebrity though, he’s an easy target from people making potentially false claims for money against him. Plus, he’s a little guy. He needs to watch himself, or he’s going to get continually beaten, like he has in Chicago bars a couple of times. Hopefully he’ll grow up before he makes a serious mistake.

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